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This Autumn, Granada will be televising Parliament

Published 26 September 2023

‘First Among Equals’ comes to ITV

Y u kn w wh t h pp ns if y u w tch low qu l ty t lev s on

Published 5 September 2023

Granada warns viewers

The regions on the network

Published 14 August 2023

HTV’s programme controller on why we should see more from the smaller ITV companies

We make television worth watching

Published 25 July 2023

…says Granada in 1988

The most switched on village in Britain

Published 24 July 2023

A hi-tech TV experiment creates a village in Lancashire with an amazing choice of 30 TV channels

Did you see… 1984

Published 18 March 2023

The pick of the day’s television today in 1984

Behind the cameras

Published 13 March 2023

Photographs of the people behind the pictures

Vale Charles Foster

Published 25 February 2023

Charles Foster of Granada has died

ITV in 1988: Granada

Published 16 February 2023

Inside Granada Television in 1988

TV Wizardry – In and Out of the Studios

Published 6 February 2023

New technology sweeps ITV, with ENG, computer editing and ½-inch tape at the fore

Opening shots in TV war

Published 9 November 2020

There’s a new kid on the Granada block: Phil Redmond aims to take the North West franchise in 1991

The franchise affair

Published 23 October 2020

300 possible applicants for the 1968 ITV contracts… and the Midlands is the one they all want

ITV’s Regional Strength

Published 9 October 2020

What makes ITV worth watching is regional programmes from your local station, says the IBA in 1976

Television’s most famous street

Published 10 August 2020

A trip behind the scenes of the frantic treadmill involved in producing two episodes a week of ‘Coronation Street’ in 1979

Granada knocked

Published 9 January 2019

June 1970: a prolonged strike at Granada has just finished, but, the Financial Times asks, will they ever recover? And even if they do, surely Coronation Street is now doomed?


Published 6 October 2018

Pete Singleton remembers his personal 1964

This is NEW Granadaland

Published 29 July 2018

The TVTimes looks west of the Pennines for a glimpse of what a 7-day Granada will look like in July 1968

Tonight’s Granada and Channel 4… in 1985

Published 25 July 2018

A look at what was on Granada and Channel 4 on Thursday 25 July 1985

Have faith in colour

Published 5 July 2018

Lord Bernstein thinks that colour is a waste of money. The Daily Telegraph in 1969 does not

Shotgun wedding

Published 18 June 2018

Has the IBA managed to bring peace to the Westward board room? And even if so, will they force Westward to merge with a rival bidder? Peter Fiddick of The Guardian speculates in October 1980

Between the lines

Published 14 June 2018

Granada Television starts the day on the evening of its new 7-day contract

Tonight’s Granada TV… in 1960

Published 11 April 2018

A look at what was on Granada in the North on Monday 11 April 1960

Tonight’s Granada TV… in 1960

Published 28 March 2018

A look at what was on Granada in the North on Monday 27 March 1960

Rodney drops a brick

Published 13 March 2018

Granada stars working on a building site are imagined in this twaddle from the TVTimes in 1958

Tonight’s Granada TV… in 1963

Published 14 February 2018

A look at what was on Granada in the North on Thursday 14 February 1963

Destination 1974

Published 12 February 2018

The strike over, the TVTimes looks ahead to the new-look ITV in 1968 and beyond

✎ Coffee in Quay Street

Published 8 February 2018

Some television historians walk into a bar…

The irreverent young men of World in Action

Published 5 February 2018

Inside Granada’s World in Action in 1967

A day out to Quay Street

Published 7 November 2017

From the North: Tom Hargreaves remembers a tour around Granada’s studios in 1967

Tonight’s Granada TV… in 1976

Published 18 October 2017

A look at what was on Granada on Monday 18 October 1976

Tonight’s Granada… in 1969

Published 27 September 2017

A look at what was on Granada on Saturday 27 September 1969

TV’s boy quiz wonder

Published 12 September 2017

Meet the boy who won Granada’s Criss Cross Quiz in 1959

Timothy’s years between

Published 29 August 2017

Granada and the TVTimes in 1960 look at what became of the baby from A Diary for Timothy

You, too, can have your own TV circuit

Published 5 July 2017

Television cameras around the home, recording their every move? 1962 celebrities say yes please!

Iris Jones

Published 29 June 2017

An interview from 2001 with Teledu Cymru continuity announcer and actress Iris Jones, republished upon her death on 29 June 2017

CITV 1963

Published 19 June 2017

A look at what children were watching on ITV in 1963

And the SCENE is all set at Granada

Published 3 May 2017

Mike Scott celebrates 7 years of Granada in 1963

Tonight’s Granada TV Network… in 1965

Published 19 April 2017

A look at what was on Granada on Easter Monday 19 April 1965

Year One: The lighter side

Published 11 April 2017

Our series on the first year of Granada reviews their light entertainment output

Year One: Reporting by television

Published 4 April 2017

Our series on the first year of Granada looks at local news for the North

Year One: Television and visual journalism

Published 28 March 2017

Our series on the first year of Granada features Randolph Churchill discussing Granada’s journalism

Year One: Granada and the Drama

Published 21 March 2017

Our series on the first year of Granada sees Tony Richardson discussing Granada’s contribution to drama

Year One: The Big Night

Published 14 March 2017

Our series looking at the first year of Granada sees opening night upon us

Year One: The Building of the Manchester TV Centre

Published 7 March 2017

Our series about the first year of Granada looks at constructing the Quay Street studios

The Stones in Hyde Park

Published 2 March 2017

The story of Granada’s ambitious 1969 colour special

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